Forage Yield and Persistence Trials (Legume Variety Evaluation)


Dr. Leon McIntyre and Jim Gerrish
 

     Legume variety evaluation 3 years and 3 year mean yield and total production.
Species         Yld 952   Yld 96    Yld 97     3 yrX     3 yr Total   %FinalStand
DAWN BFT1       7,433.4   2,777.8   7,244.4   5,818.5    17,455.6        25
FERGUS BFT      7,166.6   3,494.8   7,871.9   6,177.8    18,533.3        46
NORCEN BFT      7,309.5   3,720.8   7,615.4   6,215.2    18,645.7        22
AU-DEWEY BFT    6,360.8   2,383.1   7,657.5   5,467.1    16,401.4        19
MONARCH CMV     4,092.2   -------   7,351.7   3,814.6    11,443.8         2
WINDSOR CMV     4,245.4   -------   6,849.7   3,698.4    11,095.1         2
NF-90 KC        4,182.7   4,407.0   8,640.8   5,743.6    17,231.0        75
RHIZO KC        4,163.5   4,103.0   8,575.6   5,614.0    16,842.0        70
KOREAN LSP      2,692.5   -------   6,641.3   3,111.3     9,333.8         2
MARION LSP      3,525.5   -------   6,964.1   3,496.5    10,489.6         8
ACCLAIM RC      5,881.8   -------   9,382.6   5,088.0    15,264.4        61
COMMON RC       5,921.6   -------   8,889.7   4,937.1    14,811.3        37
MARATHON RC     5,140.7   -------   9,678.3   4,939.7    14,819.0        47
RED STAR RC     5,843.7   -------  10,038.7   5,294.1    15,882.4        57
RUBY RC         5,951.6   -------   9,390.5   5,114.1    15,342.2        50
SCARLETT RC     5,349.5   -------   9,433.1   4,927.5    14,782.6        62
LSD (p<05)      1,316.0   -------   1,211.0   -------     2,006.0

1. BFT -Birdsfoot Trefoil; CMV – Cicer Milkvetch; KC – Kura Clover; LSP – Annual Lespdeza; RC – Red Clover. 1996 Winter had a lot of heaving which knocked out almost all the milkvetch, and red clover.

2. Yields are in pounds of dry matter.

September, 1999